Jhapa, July 7 : Former administrative officer in Jhapa, Suresh Acharya, has been remanded to custody in accusation of his involvement in conferring Nepali citizenship to an Indian national based on fake documents.
Jhapa District Court decided to send the accused one in custody for the further investigation. He is now kept in Jhapa jail.
When he was administrative officer at District Administration Office in Jhapa five years back, he had conferred the Nepali citizenship on an Indian national Mustapha Alam on November 26, 2015.
The number of the citizenship given to the Indian national was 04-01-72-0390, according to information officer at District Police Office, Jhapa, Rakesh Thapa.
A sleuth mobilized by the District Police Office of Jhapa had arrested Acharya from Gothatar, Kathmandu, three days back while he was hiding from the police.
Acharya had been absconding after the revelation that he conferred the citizenship certificate on foreigner based on fake documents.
Information officer Thapa further shared that if Acharya is found guilty by the court, he will be jailed for five years and Rs 100 thousand in fine or both as per Clause 21 of Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063.